‘A great piece of theatre… an assuredness which made it entertaining and intriguing in equal measure.’

Gareth Morgan, Ideas Tap



Performed by Jack Jago, Sam Powell, Danny Prosser and Adrian Spring. Devised and previously performed by Richard Mowbray, Sam Powell, Danny Prosser and Adrian Spring. With additional devising from Will Dalrymple.

Supported by Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University.

Photography by Paul Samuel White.


A shoe flies past in slow motion…

Four bodies run, climb, collide and fall…

White paper rains down from the sky.

Massive Owl investigate tension, pressure and its human affects. Through a highly paired back style, visceral physicality and abstract imagery, one man’s reflection on his life unfolds. 4 Bar and Rising is challenging and exciting storytelling, where the audience becomes fastened to the narrative.


4 Bar and Rising was selected for the National Student Drama Festival 2010 and won the Judge’s Award for Devised Theatre. 4 Bar and Rising has been performed at FLARE International Festival of New Theatre, Manchester and  Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT), Gateshead.